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, but, remember, it's a nuisance. 1 to 3 inches for the metropolitan new york city area. and we could see heavier snow for areas of new england. in fact, take a look at computer models, forecasting between 6 to 8 inches of some areas of massachusetts, rhode island, and this will impact travel likely. for today, light snow falling in the chicago area that will impact travel across the midwest. minneapolis, detroit, all of the cities face potential drelays today. the wind still a factor today as it was yesterday. stormy conditions down south. more nasty weather as we wrap up the holiday week. >> just when you thought it was over. all right, thank you so much. >>> homicide detectives in new york city are looking for a woman who pushed a man off a subway platform, right into the path of an oncoming train. the victim died last night after he was hit by a number 7 train as it pulled into a stop in queens. >>> nypd surveillance shows the suspect running away from the station there, see her there? before the incident the woman was seen walking back and forth on the platform, apparently talkin
the system. it sure has. scranton at 26. below freezing in new york city at 31. just to let you know, it's not over yet. a brand new storm system set up these winter weather advisories for pennsylvania and into new york, washington, d.c., and the mountains of virginia. you can see also ohio slammed again after so much snow from the first system. so the way it's going to play out, saturday into sunday, this system is likely going to bring heavier snow to areas of northern pennsylvania in terms of snowfall totals. it's not going to be as big of a snowmaker or a blizzard maker from what we saw last time, but it will produce strong snowfall through central connecticut and rhode island. new england, you know winters can be long. winter is not officially -- is officially here, we are looking at a slamming start to the season. across the southeast, temperatures are also very cold. we have not warmed up in atlanta. we're at 31 degrees. the moisture coming into the south will come in at a time where temperatures are likely to be milder. we are not looking at snow accumulation in the south if that
degrees in the outlying areas and 40 degrees in the city. a lot of sunshine and a few fair weather clouds tomorrow. it all changes again in a heartbeat as a cold front approaches. we will see rain developing by late afternoon or evening on thursday, continuing thursday night. it could be heavy in a few spots. behind that, a strong cold front will make it windy and noticeably colder. 30-40 degrees tomorrow, a delightful day but rain will develop on thursday, when the encoder on friday. saturday and sunday are seasonably cold. right now, christmas day looks partly cloudy. check out the latest on wjla.com. the harriet -- there is a posting about snowflakes and how they are formed. >> how great would be tuesday, a lot want for christmas is a playoff spot? the redskins need help from three other teams. the giants would have to lose to the ravens chicago lose to arizona, and minnesota leave -- lose to houston. what a party it would be. postseason greetings from the locker room at fedex field. that is on the wish list this holiday season. even santa knows it has been a while. >> the players are
plans. good morning, welcome to "starting point." chilly in new york city. 7:00 in the morning. i'm alina cho in new york. >> and i'm dana bash in washington. monday, december 24th. christmas eve. "starting point" begins right now. >> and our "starting point," a u.s. contractor in kabul gunned down and killed this morning by a woman wearing an afghan police uniform. it happened inside kabul's police headquarters. the latest in a string of suspected green on blue attacks that are hitting morale and eroding trust in allies there. our pentagon correspond respondent barbara starr up early for us working her sources. joins us live from washington with more. >> good morning, alina. in the last few minutes, our nato sources are confirming privately that, indeed, it was an american citizen. a contractor shot and killed by a woman, an afghan woman in a police uniform inside kabul police headquarters. what is not known at this point or they are not saying, whether this woman was an afghan police officer or came into possession of the uniform, stole it. we have seen these kinds of incidents
yesterday as it turns out, just outside salt lake city. and according to school officials, other students told police that this sixth grader actually pointed the weapon at them during recess and made threats. one father says the school should have gone on lockdown. >> 3:00 o'clock, school gets out at 3:45. there was no lockdown, no one was called, nothing was done. then we had to hear from our kids. >> shepard: the school spokesman says school staff found an unloaded gun and ammunition in the child's backpack. the boy is in juvenile detention. he also faces what they're calling a lengthy suspension from school. >>> in other news, the white house says president obama would actively support a bill to renew the assault weapons ban that expired eight years ago. some republicans claim that ban didn't work the first time and only punishes law abiding gun owners. senator diane feinstein says she'll introduce an updated version of the ban when the new congress gets to work next month. the national rifle association late today released its first statement since the massacre. james rosen live in wa
, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped through the city downing tree, power lines and damaging more than 100 homes and businesses as well as a church and a high school. some were caught on the road when the tornado hit. >> at that poibnt, we just drov as fast as we possibly could. >> reporter: today officials assessed the damage and a cleanup began across much of the south. >> this is a dangerous situation with all the roofs off and the win did windows blown out. >> reporter: the top priority, getting power back to more than 215,000 residents across the southeast left in the dark. we temperatures expected to dip below freezing in some areas, officials say the main concern is keeping people safe. and almost 1200 flights today already have been canceled across the country and they're expecting many more delays. as a matter of fact, some airports are seeing almost four hours of delays. so they're telling people to check at the airport, check your flights before you get there. and as the storm continues to move into the northeast tonight and tomorrow, there will be mor
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tourist guide. if an >> the t s a does not seem to work in the city. the gps-- >> one final note, while shopping remember to be aware of your surroundings remember if i'm watching you so are the bad guys. >> they don't steal our phones while we are standing on the corner. >> in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news. simonovnext at six. newtown, connecticut. plus, a woman - sexually assaulted while hiking on a popular east bay trail. the search for the suspect still on the loose. >> taking a look of we will have a look in your changes. with your forecast. your evening news at 6:00 p.m. is coming up. six >>catherine: otonight at six. >> (feinstein: six year olds with three to eleven bullets from this america? >>catherine: the massacre in connecticut providing new ammunition for gun control advocates. family friends talk about the 20 year old behind one of the worst mass murders in u=s history. >> he was very reclusive and he was very private >>catherine: many bay area parents: how can schools protecta connecticut town is in mourning. as the first funerals were held today for two of t
and heavy rain through the big cities of the northeast and soon new england. it's a rough morning for the commute. winds just gusted to 43 at jfk airport. you can imagine at the airports especially from new york city, philadelphia and northwards will have the most significant delays and cancellations on this friday. thankfully it's just rain. we're not really dealing with igs ice or snow in new england. it's a different story in the great lakes. it's a winter wonderland anywhere in the state of michigan. it snowed hard last night, northern indiana and much of the state of ohio right now is seeing snow. careful driving, interstate 70 going across the lower portions of the great lakes and the ohio valley. and the winds are gusting, too. we probably have a little bit of blowing and drifting snow in indiana, michigan and ohio. and again, those winds this morning around new york city could get as high as 60 miles per hour. the worst of it coming in the next three hours. so keep that in mind as you're driving on the roads or doing anything outdoors. as far as snowfall goes, over the nex
not enough red meters were being set side. less than 10% of the 18,000 city meters. >> here's the big question. if the city is not going to go made when -- with the red top parking meter for disabled motorists, does that mean anyone can park here? in short, yes. any motorist can park at any meter for from the allowed time whether it is silver, red, or even the old blue meters once used for disabled drivers. driver was handicapped placards still won't have to pay. many drivers are unsure of the rules. >> saying i can get handicapped ticket now? >> reporter: that means you don't get a ticket. they don't enforce the red top meters for handicapped now. >> sounds great to me. >> reporter: the city says it is not enforcing the red top meters. >> really? >> reporter: have you gotten tickets. >> i have seen two people get tickets. >> reporter: but month more. these red meters could become sought-after spots. the red meters give you twice the time for the same price of a regular meter. council members say they will try again next year to clarify new rules. door evening? >> thank you, tom. >>>
, that is not the case. so, from upstate new york all the way down the spine of appalachians, chicago, the twin cities, denver. you can see all the mountains. if you are skiing, you are certainly in great luck. and really so much of the northern tier of the country, even diving down here into the southwest. white christmas is on tap for you. let me show you weatherwise what will happen. maybe you're traveling or you want to see what will move through the country weatherwise. there is a storm developing. if you're in san francisco, it has been a deluge of rain. as we toward tomorrow, watch san francisco once again get hit with rain. you can see that move through. it does move out by monday. monday, the west coast is dry. here's what we're really watching. this will be our christmas week storm more or less. area of low pressure will develop here in the gulf of mexico. we'll bring in moisture from the gulf. there develops that low. this is christmas. it may not be white, but it will be wet. perhaps in little rock and new orleans and birmingham and atlanta, down here into the deep south. if we can get eno
the zoo. >> the owner of the a's is asking to stay in the city for another five-years. he sent a letter to the stadium authority asking to extend the team's lease which expires after next season. it acknowledges that the team is still looking for a new venue but hasn't found anything that they deem realistic. they have been waiting nearly four years to have baseball approve a move to san jose but the giants claim territorial rights. the mayor has pledged to work with the a's to get a fair lease extension. >> winter storms caution power outages and messy roads in the midwest. want to tell you about the work underway. >> and packer fans pitch in by digging in. the effort to get the field ready for tomorrow's game. >> the second in our series of storms is marching through the bay area. what you can expect for saturday coming up. . >>> you can hear that wind blowing, parts of ohio wake up in the dark after winds knocked out power. utility crews working to get the lights back on but some drivers had to navigate that evening drive in the dark. a light dusting of snow also fell overnight ad
that are being offloaded from the ships here at the terminal. about 600,000 containers move through the city of baltimore but that could all come to a grinding halt if they can't reach a deal. they move everything from our clothes to toys and electronics through the ports and into the marketplace. but a lot of those goods won't be making it to our stores if lo longshore men go on strike. if a deal can't can be reached between the shipping companies and longshore men. >> the impact would be great on the value side and cargo side. these ports are economic generators. >> richard sheer and others say the economic damage from a strike would reach well beyond the docks. >> everyone from your mom and pop retailers to the trucking company that has to go in and pick up the containers at the ports. >> coming at the same time is the fiscal cliff impasse. it's a potentially devastating one-two bunch for the u.s. economy. neither the longshore's union or alliance shipping company would allow anyone to speak on camera. but officials knowledgeable of the negotiations say it boils down to one issue. the key
not seen in almost a decade. by december, close to 500 people were killed in the city. >> just not the gang bangers. right now innocent kids and women are being shot on a daily basis. >> averaging more than a murder a day, most of the crime happened in a few specific areas. >> the entire city suffers when violence happens and this idea of not in my backyard is not okay. >> we start this morning with breaking news from italy. >> a massive cruise ship, the "costa concordia" on its side after running aground in january. 32 passengers and crew were killed. the captain faces charged. >> the ship's captain is being charged for manslaughter and abandoning ship. the sentencing of jerry sandusky. >> carol, jerry sandusky will die in jail. >> a judge sentenced him to at least 30 years in jail, after he was convicted of 45 counts of child sex abuse. despite the mounting of evidence against him, sandusky continues to proclaim his innocence. he is in the process of appealing his sentence. number three, the shooting of unarmed 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> my son left sanford, florida, in a body bag whi
for tougher laws. >> it's time that we as a city, a state, a country get backed up and say we support our men and women in law enforcement community and then not have the laws on the books that help you do your job every day. and it's time, as a city, we have an assault weapon ban. >> it's time we, as a state, have an assault weapon ban. it's time we as a country have an assault weapon ban. and i would hope that the leadership in congress would now have a vote of conscious. >> members of congress are feeling the pressure. some pro-gun senators understand things need to change. senator harry reid of nevada has received some stellar grades from the national rifle association, despite being democrats. he said every idea should be on the table. senator warner told the washington post there's got to be a way to put reasonable ideas on the table. senator manchin is one of the nra's brightest stars on capitol hill. the nra endorsed him in his 2010 west virginia senate race. manchin filled a campaign ad where he filed a bullet through the copy of the cap and trade bill. now manchin is open to the sna
the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, randi, from seattle to san francisco. another tough travel day there. but this is the end of the line. things begin to clear out. the balance of the country is cold and driempt ay. and the eastern section is windy. >> i'd rather have a white christmas than a wet one. i guess we don't have much of a choice. thank you. >> sure. >>> armed police in our schools. that is the nra's plan to combat gun violence. one lawmaker has another idea. arm the teachers. but not just with guns. we'll explain. >>> first, good morning, washington! look at that lovely shot of the washington monument there. glad you're with us here on cnn "saturday morning." if you think running a restaurant is hard, try running four. fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we
, and that's not all she's saying. she'll join us live. f year agai. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >>> right now in the newsroom, the opening bell rang at the stock exchange. stocks will close early, 1:00 eastern for the holiday. if you're wondering who's ringing the bell, these are the 12 festive dancers from the monte carlo. i wish they'd ring the bell every day, don't you? onto the news. >>> u.s. senator michael crapo is apologizing after being arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. the idaho republican was pulled over early sunday after running a red light in alexandria, virginia. his blood alcohol level at the time was .110. the le
to the golden gate bridge. >> new this morning the san jose police are investigating the city's 45th homicide of the year. >> officers responded to the 1600 block of oakland rolled around three this morning to a male lead been stabbed. >> when they arrive, officers found a victim was at least one stab wound. >> to get you more news faster than us go live to kron 4 solo reporters yoli aceves . >> in oakland rolled on broke off--on brokaw road and oakland. >> it started with a party that happened over here at the agency which seems to be a type of business that does photography. this is where they got the call and they showed up and did find a victim with a stab wound who was sent to the hospital that is where he was later pronounced dead. >> now i have public information officer alfred morale is. he can tell us what is going on at this point what we know or do not know. >> right now we are currently investigating the stabbing of an adult male victim. we were able to contact witnesses we are interviewing those witnesses as we speak. we're trying to determine motive and to identify who the suspe
. some lighter showers in hayward as well as union city with dublin and pleasanton. towards the peninsula, also light rainfall over th n the la hour or so with the satellite & radar still summons to know at lake tahoe. however, it is been a bit more showery it is moving so slow to the south your we continue to see these showers streaming in the bay area. as we look slightly to the north the next system the tail end of this is pressing rainfall towards a regatta it will continue in slowly move towards the south overnight. light of lingering showers along the coast. by 3:00 p.m., still widespread with moderate rainfall through the north bay. also moderate through san francisco. 5:00 p.m., still impacting oakland, concord, hayward. and over the south bay and for the inland valleys it both continued to go towards the south. and although rain will be south of the golden gate. as we take a look at 11:00 p.m. we will continue to see shower activity. 11:00 a.m.-in the afternoon but early evening but this is the second of three to everett systems. today saturday will be the next one and a sunday,
wear to you it's spectacular. and i actually just love watching major cities get destroyed in a completely fake and ridiculous way, which is what this movie is. >> anyone wearing a hat like this certainly would. but jack reacher, les mis and django. why these for christmas? >> they are a touch violent. here's the thing "jack reacher" is surprisingly funny and tom cruise is once again helping us through is the holidays by hunting down the bad guys. he's a movie star, nobody does it better and by the way, the dude does his own stunts. i couldn't believe it when i was watching it. and i laughed through the whole thing. now, "less miserables" is, of course, account movie adaptation of the very, very popular music musical which i knew nothing about. all the critics aren't completely in love with it, but i thought it was if ied with passionate performances and watching ann hathaway almost starving to death in front of my very eyes helped me kick start my holiday diet. >> come on, now. >> she's magnificent. i actually think we're going to see tons of oscar awards come out of this
. it was started by new york city mayor michael bloomberg and thomas nunino in 2006 but gaining momentum. susan candiotti joins me from new york. as i read about these funerals and the children, the details, it's just still overwhelming. that press conference yesterday, it was the most ridiculous thing i've ever seen from anyone, including especially the nra. is your plan to focus on gun control -- is it a move to help safety in school? what's going on here? >> well, we'll have to find out, i guess. in the wake of the tragedy of sandy hook elementary in connecticut, the nra, a lot of people thought, would offer some concessions and maybe depart from its hard line stance against gun control. but that didn't happen. nra leadership made no mention of a proposed assault weapon ban or tougher background checks or restricting the size of high-capacity magazines. instead saying the best way to protect children is to put armed police officers at every school. >> the only way to stop a monster from killing our kids is to be personally involved and invested in a plan of absolute protection. the only thin
of clout in the city. when an issue like this takes hold and it appeals not on an ideological point of view. so much of the feelings are filtered through the personal stories that fred and i were talking about. when it has that quality, it transcends ideology and it transcends partisanship so when a joe scarborough says i'm not looking at this through the lens of my kids, not through the lens of political advantage, that's a very different way of looking at it and, therefore, has the chance of continuing. >> too often, fred, as we saw in the presidential campaign. the media didsant talk about gun control. >> now president obama clearly shak shaken, like all of us, about what happened in connecticut. that makes it easier for journalists to keep it on the front burner. >> it's not the journalist s responsibility to keep it on the frontburner. >> i disagree. >> we cover the news. we cannot, it is the news this week. it is the news through the holidays, okay. is it going to be the news the first week in january? only if politicians, political leaders and corporate leaders, civic leaders make it
and it doesn't belong on the streets of our city and it doesn't belong in a place where a 20-year-old like this particular 20-year-old could get a hold of it and do what he did. this makes me very angry. >> there was a federal assault weapons ban, it expired in 2004. >> those who knew adam lanza said he loved video games. he was a member of the school's tech club in high school. members of the tech club played the computer video games including the one you're looking at "starcraft" you command armies to defeat your opponents. is there a link between violent video games and aggressive behavior? craig anderson is a professor at iowa state university and director of the center for the study of violence and joins us from ames, iowa. welcome, sir. >> thank you, happy to be here, carol. >> glad to have you here. in your mind is there a connection between violent video game and violence in real life? >> yes, there is. every major scientific society that has studied the question has come to the same answer, the maeamerican medical association the american psychological association, the national so
that permit to carry a concealed weapon in any city, in any community, in any place in the united states, including new york city and times square, where we actually have very strong laws. so we're not worried about, you know, people carrying concealed weapons where the state has made a decision that some people can do that. that's not what the nra is cog. they want almost everybody to be able to carry almost anywhere and the disasters are adding up. they end up in things like connecticut. >> mark and steve, joining us by phone, thanks to both of you, appreciate your time. >>> still "outfront," extreme weather causing huge delays as we head into the busiest travel weekend of the year. we'll tell you what that's going to mean for holiday travel plans. >>> one week after the deadly mass shooting at sandy hook, communities across this country are honoring the victims. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health.
armed. right? the history books will not be glorifying any of this. cities where mass murderers have taken lives are now household names, columbine, aurora and now newtown. our second amendment rights may be inked on the most important document this country has, its intention was not -- was to protect, not to hurt or kill innocent people. for all you gun lovers, i get it. i grew up in iowa, shot my first gun with my grandpa when i was 8 years old. i get it. i am saying it's time to talk about what makes us the gun culture that we are. jeff toobin is cnn legal analyst and christian am pan pour is also here, abc's global affairs anchor. this is rooted in the second amendment, jeff. you say it will be determined as much by politics as by law. is gun culture driving politics, politics driving gn culture? does it change? does the second amendment change from here? >> it sure does. the second amendment itself has not changed more than 200 years. but the interpretation of the second amendment has changed dramatically. for more than 100 years, the interpretation was that state militias, that
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chopper shot of new york city. welcome back to "morning joe" at 47 past the hour. it's time now for the "must-read opinion pages." we're going to start with one by senator chuck schumer in "the washington post." a middle ground on gun limits. and he says this, in part. "the truth is, it was bad strategy to ever deny an individual right to bear arms and, similarly, the special place guns hold in our culture. that mentality alienated potential allies in the ideological middle of the gun debate. in the current state of play, moderate gun owners have become convinced by the nra and other, even moorad cal gun organizations such as gun owners of america, that the goal of all gun safety advocates is to take aware their guns. these owners view even the most reasonable gun-safety proposals with suspicion, fearing a slippery slope to a ban on firearms. this paranoia is what gives the gun lobby its power." and there really is a lot of fear among gun owners. >> well -- >> in certain areas. >> -- when you have gun organizations after barack obama is elect the first same saying they're going
a woman was gang raped on a moving city bus last weekend. they're demanding a toughening of india's rape laws. further north a protest over the assault of another woman turned deadly. a journalist was killed by police gunfire in protests there. >>> people in chile and argentina are watching a volcano that straddles the border between the two countries. the volcano has been spewing smoke into the sky and ash has been raining down on surrounding towns. but so far no evacuations have been ordered, although some people have fled the area. >>> police officers see a lot of interesting things, but this may be a first. check out what a cop spotted darting across the road. a baby in a shopping cart heading right into traffic. stick around for the ending. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at
. and then by tomorrow morning, you can see it begins to move into the upper midwest, milwaukee and madison, kansas city still on the back side. and now not only is this really a veracious snow maker, chicago finally gets into the snow 1 to 3 inches, but an incredible amount of wind with this. that's why blizzard watches and warnings are posted. also today, we do have maine getting into some snow, but that first system makes its way into northern new england from thursday into friday with another 6 inches. more on that coming up. >> all right. a veracious snow maker moving through the plains and midwest. thank you so much. >> everybody who wanted snow, right? there you have it. >> yeah, be careful what you you wish for. >>> take a look at this incredible video of a mud slide. this is near everett, washington. knocking seven passing railroad cars right off of their tracks. looks like toy cars i, right? it knocked out amtrak service in the entire area. it was caused by a rain soaked 100-foot cliff that engineers were planning to check right after the 66 car train passed through. this was just the latest o
once actually fried an egg in a very hot city i used to work in in local news. >> you can also bake cookies, you know, in your car. something like that. >> i love it. thanks, nick. we'll check back with you. >>> shifting gears now, president obama promising action on gun control and he's put vice president biden in charge of the response. but the nra has a very strong voice on the other side. they've got more than 4 million members and a powerful lobbying arm in washington. plus, guns are big business. you might be wondering how big. here's our christine romans. >> this is an incredibly profitable industry. background checks, that's one barometer for sales. those background checks have doubled over the past decade. as the economy has stagnated, gun sales have soared. more gun retailers than there are supermarkets and mcdonald's. profits expected to reach nearly $1 billion this year. smith and wesson, brought in $250 million in profit last year. a fast growing part of the country, high capacity magazines for ammunition. gun shops report a surge in gun demand after newtown. why? becau
pressure water hoses. demonstrators hit the streets after a woman was gang-raped on a moving city bus last weekend. they're defending the toughening of india's rape laws. meanwhile, further knott a protest over the assault of another woman turned deadly wrash a video journalist was killed by police gunfire in protests there. >>> one of the most senior navy s.e.a.l. officers is dead in afghanistan. investigators believe he killed himself. this is the officer i'm talking about. navy commander joe w. price, 42 years old. a pentagon official says there's no indication he was involved in any military-related investigations or controversies. the navy has launched a full inquiry. >>> president hugo chavez is on the mend. that's according to venezuela's vice president who gave an update on his boss's condition this weekend. chavez has cancer and had surgery december 11th in cuba. vice president nicolas medura has been running things in venezuela during chavez's treatment. he describes hugo chavez as recovering and getting stronger every day. >>> a british newspaper is taking lance armstrong to cou
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of our -- of our little city center. it's very important that everybody acknowledge that. and that certain requirements are made and are met. and in this particular case, it was apparent that someone in the state department at a relatively senior level denied a request for increased security. and the problem that we should have with that is that no single authority should be allowed to make a decision to deny an enhanced security posture. you can approve that. you might find out you went overboard and maybe increased too much security. that's never a bad thing. however, you shouldn't be allowed to deny those requests. that needs to go to a larger body and it needs to go to the very top if somebody's going to deny a request of an ambassador for increased security. >> so i hear you, general. but this board also recommended no disciplinary action. named no names. shouldn't someone specific be held accountable for what you just said? >> oh, of course. i mean, you've got to start at the very top. nobody's out to -- >> so is it hillary clinton? she's at the very top. she's the
volumes this morning as the nation and the city of newtown remembered what happened one week ago today. rain drops, only rain drops were heard during this moment of silence. firefighters there in newtown, paying tribute to the 20 children, the 6, the 7-year-olds and the seven adults gunned down, for reasons we may never know. the reflections began at 9:30 this morning eastern time. the time that first call came in to 911. at least 29 states held a moment of silence, put their flags at half-staff. parts of the internet went silent. video gamers put down their consoles in unity and bells across connecticut sounded for each killed at sandy hook elementary school. [ bells tolling ] at the episcopal church in newtown, 28 tolls rang for each life lost, including the shooter's. 28 there. when the bells were still, the remembrances began. one inside the capital building in hartford. ♪ amazing grace how sweet the sound ♪ ♪ that saved a wretch like me ♪ ♪ i once was lost but now i'm found ♪ ♪ was blind but now i see ♪ >> the first lady also marked this day in a letter to newtown.
york city. this is the story you are talking about. it involves the giants. they wore the letters shes. the most personal tribute, involved victor cruz. the favorite player of one of the murdered children. 6-year-old jack pinto. cruz has been in contact with the pinto family and he spoke following the game along with his head coach. let's listen. >> seem like a strong family. i spoke to -- spoke to the older brother and, you know, he was distraught as well. i told them to stay strong and i will do whatever i can to honor him. >> we felt terribly about it. i'm sure the whole nation does. it is not just us. but being close to home, it did -- the players were greatly upset about it. and -- many of the players have rung children. they can empathize parents of the young children killed. >> jack pinto's funeral is this afternoon. and according to victor cruz, the family is considering burying the child in cruz's jersey. >> will victor cruz go to the funeral? >> that's -- that was the plan. i would imagine if possible he is going to attend. >> just really heartbreaking. it really is. we are a
and create another image in its place. >> you're a former new york city police officer? >> that's correct. >> how did you prepare when you were a police officer for traumatic events like this? because, brooke baldwin has been talking to the rescuers and they are very emotional. they can't believe what they saw. so how did you prepare when you were doing that? >> it is not really something you can prepare for. and really it is the -- it is in the moment. you really don't have that opportunity to deal -- to express your emotions at that -- in that moment in time. it is only afterwards really you have a chance to process it. >> i understand that yesterday you met with grief counselors at various schools. >> at the grieving center, yes. >> at the grieving center. tell us about that. >> basically i donated some books there so they had the opportunity to use that with the kids in being able to, as a tool for them to use the book that can help them cope with what's been going on. >> it is important to be here because -- >> it is important to be here. it is important, i think, to find out how you
the national stage, there are many cities across the country who are pushing gun buybacks as a way to perurge gu from the streets as many as they can and quickly. police officers offer deals to those who own guns, turn in your gun no question asked and you'll get money, a gift card, worth a couple hundred dollars and police go and destroy those guns. i want to bring in antonio villaraigosa. good to see you back here. >> good to see you, brooke. >> let me begin with l.a. i know you're moving up the annual gun buyback from may to the day after christmas. you're offering grocery store gift cards up to 200 bucks in exchange for the guns. no questions asked. why do you think this works? >> well, we worked with a group of mothers who had lost their children. mother's day we're going to accelerate this a bit and do it a day after christmas. it works because of guns that could otherwise be stolen or used in a crime, used to hurt someone off the streets. we have collected assault weapons, grenade launchers, guns of every sort, rifles, everything you can imagine over the years. about 8,000 of them. and
for the state and city. they are reviewing those investments. they also say there's a small part of their overall portfolio. you look at vanguard, the big 401(k) companies. you could very well have your 401(k) at least partially invested in some of these companies. they are in some of the indexes. >> they claim it's a small part. the reality is those teacher retirement systems are huge players in this industry. i criticize them about rap music as well. >> that's so fascinatie infasci >> index funds by definition. >> california said yesterday they were hearing from teachers like mad in california who did not like that. >> where is your money invested? you should know. >>> still ahead this morning on "starting point" we're going to be talking to south carolina congressman tim scott. he's taking outgoing senator jim demint's seat. we'll tell you why his appointment is making history in the senate. ♪ (announcer) when subaru owners look in the mirror, they see more than themselves. so we celebrate our year-end with the "share the love" event. get a great deal on a new subaru and 250
city mayor mike bloomberg had this to say yesterday. >> gun violence is a national epidemic, and a national tragedy. that demands more than words. we are the only industrialized country that has this problem. in the whole world, the only one. and that's why we need immediate national action from the president and from congress. it should be at the top of their agenda. >> our next guest says she's taking immediate action, congresswoman sheila jackson lee, a democrat from the state of texas, currently working on a new bill that she says could prevent more horrific mass murders. nice to have you with us, congresswoman. appreciate your time. the president as i mentioned when we started this segment, has asked the vice president to sort of lead what his cabinet will be coming up with, some ideas, and hopefully good proposals on how to end the violence. you said there should be an immediate ban on all assault weapons. give me -- what would be covered under what you have in mind? >> well, first of all, let me, again, offer my deepest sympathy to the families of those beautiful chil
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